Stagira is the birthtown of Aristotles and the entrance to the Municipality
of Stagiron - Akanthou. It is found built on the foot the Stratoniki
(Strempenikos), at an altitude of 500 roughly metres. At the entrance
of the village, visitors can visit the park in which the Statue of Aristotles
stands proudly surrounded by monuments such as towers, public baths and the tower
of Madem Aga, from the period of Sidirokafsia. Sidirokafsia was the administrative
centre of the region,and had its own mint.
Further down going to the village, we see the central temple dedicated
to the "Birthday of the Virgin Mary". It is of great historical importance, and
was built in 1814 with the help of the Hilandari
on Mount Athos. Also very interesting is the small chapel dedicated
to the "Virgin Mary the Spilotissa" built in rock. In this area the
big village feast takes place , on the 8th of September. Visitors can walk in
the everygreen paths with a panoramic view. There are about 500 residents that
live in the village today and they deal mainly with the exploitation of mining
wealth and forests.
The beautiful and historical village of Stagira is located above the
central road of Thessaloniki
8 kilometres from the sea.